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As a partner at Cross & Joftus, Monica Rosen served as a strategic advisor and thought partner for Highline Public Schools over the last three school years. Through the support of the Gates foundation, Monica’s team supported the district’s strategic redesign of the human resources function, establishing a Staffing Needs Assessment process where HR staff met with district principals to understand their anticipated HR needs. Monica’s team also facilitated the reorganization of HR to better align HR staffing roles with the strategic priorities of the department, and supporting improved recruitment, screening and selection for the district.

The team’s work has included the clarification of the role of the principal supervisor, called Instructional Leadership Executive Director (ILED) and the role of HR in supporting principals to make effective human capital decisions. This work has included an assessment of the technology and data capturing systems utilized to support the monitoring and tracking of effective human capital decisions, and the redesign of critical HR business processes.